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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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2,4,5-TP (Silvex)

Palm Beach County Water Utilities

2(2,4,5-trichlorophenoxy) propionic acid (2,4,5-TP or Silvex) is a cancer-causing herbicide banned in the U.S. in 1985 because of its toxicity. It is still detected as a groundwater contaminant in areas where it was sprayed or stored.

 

23

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2012N/A00N/A
2013N/A00N/A
2014ND80ND
2015ND40ND
2016ND30ND
2017ND80ND

ppb = parts per billion

State and national drinking water standards and health guidelines

EWG Health Guideline 3 ppb

The EWG Health Guideline of 3 ppb for 2,4,5-TP was defined by the California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment as a public health goal, the level of a drinking water contaminant that does not pose a significant health risk. This health guideline protects against harm to internal organs.

EPA Maximum Contaminant
Level (MCL) 50 ppb

ppb = parts per billion

All test results

Date Result
2014-05-15ND
2014-05-20ND
2014-05-22ND
2014-05-29ND
2014-12-12ND
2014-12-12ND
2014-12-12ND
2014-12-12ND
2015-06-16ND
2015-06-16ND
2015-06-17ND
2015-06-22ND
2016-05-04ND
2016-05-11ND
2016-05-24ND
2017-05-03ND
2017-05-10ND
2017-05-17ND
2017-05-30ND
2017-08-07ND
2017-08-08ND
2017-08-09ND
2017-08-17ND